Pension: Relief as N22.76bn approved for paramilitary, varsities

  The agitation by university retirees over Federal Government’s failure to pay their pensions may subside soon as the latter has approved a total sum of N22.76 billion for them and paramilitary outfits. New Telegraph’s findings revealed that the amount was part of the 2018 budget and it is expected to ensure regular payment of their retirement benefit. According to information, while N8.42 billion was budgeted for Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), the sum of N1434 billion was approved as pension and…

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Smuggling: FG donates another batch of 30 Toyota Hilux to Customs

The Federal Government yesterday donated additional 30 Toyota Hilux patrol vehicles to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to reinforce its patrol efficacy against smuggling. Deputy Comptroller- General of Customs, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Aminu Dangaladima, confirmed that the latest vehicle donation by the Federal Government to the Service. He said additional fleet of vehicles would strengthen the service’s response in curtailing smuggling in the nation. “On June 11, the service witnessed the issuance of the first batch of 20 Toyota Hilux vehicles and all these were part of the Federal…

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Customs task force seizes 3,000 bags of rice at Ijebu-Ode

A special task force, Strike Force, set up by the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to combat rice smuggling has intercepted 3,000 bags of 50-kilogramme foreign parboiled rice at Ijebu- Ode in Ogun State. The strike force was able to make the seizure through intelligence gathering on the fresh way of smuggling parboiled rice into the country. The smuggled rice, with Duty Paid Value (DPV) N42million was concealed inside containers and trucks belonging to corporate organisations. The seizure was made barely one week after the Minister of Agriculture…

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Ijora terminal: Govt records zero revenue from non-oil export

  As the gridlock at the port road persists, no exports have been shipped out of the country through Tin Can Island Port II in Lagos since the beginning of the year, New Telegraph has learnt. Exporters, sources said, have not been patronising the terminal because of logistics problems and unfavourable environment. Last year, proceeds from agricultural produce stood at $340 million (N105.06 billion) in the first quarter, representing 39.5 per cent of total non-oil export proceeds. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’s Area Command overseeing the terminal explained that the…

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Customs net N58.8bn into federation account in Jan

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) kicked off 2018 fiscal year on a good note, raking N58.8 billion into the Federation Account in January, New Telegraph has learnt. This was contained in the Customs’ revenue data obtained by our correspondent. The leap in revenue remittance in the first month of the year was attributed to an increase in the volume of dutiable imports and excise duty. The Service’s remittance comprises Import Duty of N50,275,669,104.31, Excise Duty N4,747,284,864.88; Fees N116,733,196.00 and CET levies of N3,704,060,811.44 paid in to the federation account domiciled…

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